Does the speaker of the house have to be elected by his own district?

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Yes, a Speaker is an elected Congressman (or Congresswoman) who is then chosen by the House majority party. There are several cases where the sitting Speaker failed to be re-elected in their home district, and could not remain Speaker once their term expired.
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How was the Speaker of the House known on the night of the election?

The Speaker of the House is still Nancy Pelosi (throughout the remainder of this "lame duck" session of Congress). When the new Congress convenes, with its Republican majority
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How often is speaker of the house is electated?

The Speaker of the House is chosen from the majority party in the House. As a member of congress he must be re-elected every two years just like every other member of congress